Forum Post: Former Occupy Wall Street activists start ‘Rolling Jubilee’ to buy up Americans’ personal debt
Posted 8 months ago on Dec. 1, 2013, 6:21 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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For a year and a half, 80-year-old Kentucky resident Shirley Logsdon received repeated calls from a debt collection agency over an unpaid medical bill.
Then one day, out of the blue, she received a letter saying the $983 debt had been handled — purchased by Rolling Jubilee, a group linked to the Occupy Wall Street movement.
“I was dumbfounded but delighted, of course,” Logsdon, who is retired along with her husband of 62 years, told AFP.
“We got a letter saying that everything had been resolved — finally it is over, you don’t have to worry, you don’t owe us anything. (…) I didn’t know these people. It was a godsend.”